The compeling story of mother raising her kids after the death of her half wolf husband. In an attempt to find a better environment to raise her children, who also happend to be half wolf, she will move away from the city. A beautiful movie from the same director of Summer Wars and The girl who leapt through time.

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Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is not a Miyazaki film… it doesn’t go into deep metephorical  situation about the destruction of the environment, wars or greed. At most, the film explore a quest of identity, a little bit of gender roles and the challenge of letting go. Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic story well worth watching.

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Even with the somewhat simplistic animation, the film is really beautiful. The animation is quite adequate for the story itself and if you fit it with a  well done soundtrack, the production value of Wolf Children is where is should be.

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This is not a Ghibli film… but who said they had a monopoly on everything that’s good ?